An assessment of neural network algorithms that could aid SME survival

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Walcott, Terry H., Palmer-Brown, Dominic, Williams, Godfried, Mouratidis, Haralambos and Lee, S. 2007. An assessment of neural network algorithms that could aid SME survival. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference University of East London pp. 120-127
AuthorsWalcott, Terry H., Palmer-Brown, Dominic, Williams, Godfried, Mouratidis, Haralambos and Lee, S.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have been used in a wide variety of
application sectors from credit card fraud detection to transportation. Over the last two
decades many algorithms have been applied in the areas of classification, association,
prediction and filtering of data. Such systems would allow managers of smaller
businesses to determine the significance of large volumes of data quickly and just as
importantly data can be classified and ordered based on the importance of the data to a
predefined task for smaller businesses. Mantagno et al (2002) proposed using neural
networks for identifying organisational improvement strategies. Even though Mantagno’s
research focused on large organisations we believe it is imperative that smaller businesses
adopt a similar approach as it could well be the deciding factor between business decline
and business survival. Choy et al (2003) supports this approach in arguing that there has
to be a technological searching strategy to support businesses and effective management.
Although it is now possible to find many neural network models being incorporated into
business applications it is still uncommon in the smaller business sector. This paper is a
review of neural network algorithms applicable to SMEs.

KeywordsArtificial Neural Networks; business practices
Year2007
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Deposited19 Jul 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT07.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/875
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Walcott, T., Palmer-Brown, D., Williams, G., Mouratidis, H., Lee, S.W. (2007) ‘An assessment of neural network algorithms that could aid SME survival’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 2nd Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.120-127.

Place of publicationUniversity of East London
Page range120-127
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